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Tin can   /tɪn kæn/   Listen
Tin can

Informal term for a destroyer.
Airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc..  Synonyms: can, tin.

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"Tin can" Quotes from Famous Books

... at the prisoner and in a trice had stripped him to the skin from the waist up. They tore his shirt to ribbons. A jerk of McIvor's hand brought a third man on the run, carrying a tin can. He began to smear the contents over the back and chest and arms of the shrieking prisoner. While the onlookers rocked with drunken laughter Red McIvor peeled bill after bill from the roll of stage money in his hand and plastered ...
— Every Man for Himself • Hopkins Moorhouse

... tin can left by a herder—they often flashed that way—but he would prove it before he went on. He took from their case the pair of field-glasses that swung from his shoulder and raised ...
— The Free Range • Francis William Sullivan

Words linked to "Tin can" :   caddy, beer can, guided missile destroyer, destroyer, coffee can, soda can, oilcan, tea caddy, container, cannikin, milk can

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